The loss in the West Bengal assembly elections has laid bare rifts in the Bharatiya Janata Party. Even as Trinamool Congress chairperson and victorious chief minister Mamata Banerjee is putting together her cabinet to confront the challenges of the pandemic and a wave of post-poll violence, senior BJP leader Tathagata Roy has launched a blistering attack on the “foursome” of his party’s Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh, national general secretary and state incharge Kailash Vijayvargiya, national secretary Arvind Menon, and national joint general secretary (organisation) Shivprakash.
“Kailash-Dilip-Shiv-Arvind (KDSA) foursome have dragged names of our respected Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and Home Minister (Amit Shah) through mud and have sullied the name of the biggest political party in the world. Sitting atop Agarwal Bhavan of Hastings (Bengal BJP’s election headquarter) and 7-star hotels, they have distributed tickets to incoming garbage from Trinamool Congress. Now faced with abuse from party workers they’re staying put there, hoping the storm will blow over,” Tathagata Roy tweeted on Thursday. “These people have heaped the worst possible insults on ideologically driven BJP workers and devout Swayamsevaks who had been relentlessly working for the party since 1980s. Now those very people are suffering the worst persecution from Trinamoolis. But KDSA won’t go to their rescue, won’t even exhort them to fight back. Instead they are trying to draw comfort from having raised BJP’s tally from 3 to 77.”
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